Last edited 21 Oct 2019

Conservation articles and news

IHBC's HESPR Pick this week: Scottish THI seeks ‘creative(s)’ in community engagement

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The IHBC’s heritage business register HESPR emails members weekly ‘News and Tender Alerts’, and the IHBC Director’s top pick this week features a call from a Scottish authority for ‘creative(s)’ to deliver ‘community engagement projects’, closing 28 October.

Banksy graffiti taken off Grade II listed Yorkshire bridge facing dismantling

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Graffiti by Banksy has been taken off a bridge in Hull as the Grade II (GII) listed Scott Street bridge itself faces dismantling.

The Liverpool Grade II ‘jewel’ that lies empty, derelict and vandalised

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Liverpool landmark the Everton Library, a Grade II (GII) listed building that has been the focus of calls to restore it to its former glory continues to lie leaking, vandalised and derelict, when £5m could renovate the building, reports The Liverpool Echo.

Flintshire: Shotton steelworks’ John Summers building to be restored

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A landmark on a list of the UK’s most endangered buildings, Shotton steelworks’ Grade II-listed general office and clock tower, is to be brought back to life in Flintshire.

Rochdale Market, Manchester, to close as trader numbers and revenue continue to fall

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Rochdale Borough Council writes: Over the past year the number of traders regularly attending the market has halved and it is not financially viable.

IHBC supports Climate Heritage Network Global Launch: Edinburgh 24-25 Oct

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The Climate Heritage Network (CHN) Global Launch is a two-day program devoted to urgently mobilizing the cultural heritage sector for climate action across the globe.

Brunel’s ‘other bridge’ in Bristol to be ‘saved with £62k grant

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A swing bridge that was designed by Brunel is to be ‘saved’ with a £62,000 grant from Historic England.

Victorian Society announce Top 10 Most Endangered Buildings 2019

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On September 13th the Victorian Society announced its Top 10 Endangered buildings list.

American Cities Then & Now: See How New York, Los Angeles & Detroit Look

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An Open Culture article takes a look at the American Cities of New York, Los Angeles and Detroit comparing how they look now compared to the 1930s and 1940s.

Great Yarmouth’s Venetian Waterways to recapture former glories

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Great Yarmouth’s 91 year old Venetian Waterways has been re-opened to the public following a £2.7 million regeneration project.